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Construction on Prairie St. John’s New Behavioral Health Facility Resumes

Prairie St. John’s today announces the resumption of construction on its new behavioral health facility located at 510 4th St. S. in Fargo, following a brief pause in the spring of 2021 due to the pandemic.  This new facility will feature:

  • A state-of-the-art 128-bed acute behavioral health hospital, an increase from the current 110 beds
  • An investment of $47 million for new facility construction
  • Specialized programming including an Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) suite and physician led medication-assisted treatment
  • Enhanced and expanded intensive day programs and outpatient care
  • Increased collaboration of multidisciplinary teams including psychiatrists, internal medicine physicians, other specialists, certified clinical pharmacists, social workers, psychologists, therapists and other clinical support staff.

Construction on the new facility is expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2022.  There will be no disruption to patient care during construction or transition to the new facility.  Upon completion, the new facility will be a tremendous resource to the entire region, as Prairie St. John’s receives 15,000 inquiries for behavioral healthcare services per year.  Nearly one in five Americans, or 43.8 million adults, has a diagnosable mental health condition. Between 1999 and 2016, suicide rates in North Dakota increased 57.6%, and suicide continues to be one of the leading causes of death in the state, according to the National Institute of Mental Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Prairie St. John’s CEO Jeff Herman stated, “We listened to our community to learn how we can deliver more meaningful care.  With this project, we intend to provide what’s needed to benefit those who need our help.”